Tuesday Photo Challenge – Forward

Moving toward a future!

Welcome to Week 50 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. Last week’s theme of Spring brought out an overwhelming number of responses!  You were truly wonderful and I definitely seeing this much inspiration.

With the season of Spring comes daylight saving time, the practice of moving the clock forward during Summer months.  We use the memory jogger Spring Forward as a reminder what direction we move the clock.  This gave me the idea of using Forward as a challenge theme this week…

Of course, Forward is a great direction, in which to go, as it denotes progress, making things better than they were before for everyone.  We like to be forward thinking, as we leap forward into a future filled with promise.  Lot’s of different approaches you can take!

As always, feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the theme, and be sure to put your best effort into creating something evocative in your images.  I’m looking forward to seeing your great posts!

Here’s a direction forward, along the rails to a future filled with hope…

The Line

This is an image that I captured a number of years back during a period when I really enjoyed playing with the lens flare of my iPhone.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Very much looking forward to all of your great images!  Should be a fun week!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

47 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Forward”

  1. That is an amazing picture, Frank. It reminds me of art class learning to paint perspective. The clouds lend such a heavenly look to the photo. The red trees make it pop! Here is the link to my post that has as many photo challenges as I could find. They are listed by day.http://wp.me/p7tP3I-9S. Like Terri, I love photo challenges, though I’m not very consistent. That’s what I admire about the bloggers who host them. It’s a lot of work. 🙂 Thanks for all you’re doing. 🙂

    1. Marsha,

      thank you very much for your kind words and including me in your photo challenges list. For me the fun is seeing the creative ideas that people generate on a theme or a word; I look to provide prompts that can be interpreted in multiple ways to not lock people into a mindset.

      And thank you for your kind words about this photo. It’s a popular one that has gotten me some good sales, and it’s also one that I still like after having looked at it for quite a while.

      Have a wonderful day!


      1. Time does tell the story, doesn’t it. When we keep liking a photo after a while, then it must be a good one. That one has it all. 🙂 You are welcome for the mention. I don’t mean to create more work for you, not that I have thousands of viewers clamoring to read my posts! 🙂

  2. This is a gorgeous photo. Thanks, Frank.
    Funny because last week, my contribution was “letting go of the past”. Perfect segway!
    Blessings … hope you’ve caught up and are doing well, Debbie

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